Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood: Recreating 1960s L.A. for “Once Upon a Time”
The corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue in Toluca Lake does not feel like Hollywood. There’s a Japanese restaurant on one corner, a real estate office on another, and no landmarks to speak of, outside of the Bob’s Big Boy sign down the road. But it was also the home of the Money Tree,
The Hidden History of Los Angeles with Robert Petersen
On screen, LA may look all shiny and new (and filled with beautiful, yoga-practicing people sipping green juice). But the city is also filled with rich history just about everywhere you look, from iconic old theaters to architectural masterpieces to centuries-old Spanish missions.
Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem
You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge, located up a marble staircase and tucked behind a dramatic set of dark wood double doors on the second floor of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt. But once you find it, you won’t want to leave.
The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art
When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple decoration; it’s a one-of-a-kind work by David Hockney.
4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours
Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous or hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there’s no shortage of star tours to be found in LA. But there’s plenty more to the city than the wide world of entertainment. From art and architecture to cocktails and cafes, here are some alternative tours to consider.
Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase
Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Marcella Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays, one of L.A.’s original all-female standup showcases. Started as an open mic event, Women Crush Wednesdays has survived to become a trendsetter in a time when women’s voices are becoming more and more important to the standup world — even if there’s still room to improve.
Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball
Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.
Inside LA’s Vista Theatre, an Icon of Movie History
It’s a reverence for film and moviegoing history that has helped the Vista set itself apart from other movie-watching experiences in a city of countless black-box and multiplex theaters. Located a straight shot down Hollywood Boulevard from The Hollywood Roosevelt, the Vista has seen ups and downs in its 96 years of history, but today it’s found its niche as a throwback to the original days of film exhibition.
Inside The Magic Show at The Roosevelt
When it comes to magic, the proper unit of measurement in a performance is the trick, and to talk about the trick is to strip it of its power – its ability to surprise, amuse, and delight. In The Magic Show at The Roosevelt, comic and comedian Justin Willman does all of the above.
5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now
While La La Land is best known for its Hollywood-centric sites, enviable weather, and bustling nightlife, it’s also home to some world-class culture including a string of impressive museums focused on everything from art to photography to history to science.
Eat Your Way Through LA’s Finest Food Halls
Getting everyone in your group to agree on which restaurant to hit up for lunch isn’t always the easiest feat… and that’s probably why the culinary powers-that-be created food halls, gloriously spacious spots that are home to multiple food purveyors all within mere feet of each other. We’re not talking ‘80s-style mall food courts here,
Bring Your Own Vinyl: Record Night in Los Angeles
The hook to Record Club, a twice-monthly get-together at downtown Los Angeles’ Bernadette’s, is simple enough: Bring a record – any record – and the bar will play it. That “any,” though, has sometimes been taken quite literally. “There were a couple of people who would try to mess with me, and see how far
From Pac-Man to Pinball: LA’s Coolest Arcade Bars
While modern smartphones have placed sophisticated video games right at our fingertips, there’s still something irresistible about visiting an old-school arcade – the kind you probably hit up more than once as a kid. Thankfully, someone came up with the idea of giving adults a side of gaming nostalgia with their cocktails via the arcade
5 Vegan Dishes You Need to Eat in LA
Vegan food once had a reputation as being little more than bland beans and steamed spinach. But as more people are giving veganism a try (even the beloved Queen Bey!) and others are simply trying get a health boost from more plant-based eating, plenty of restaurants around town (including The Hollywood Roosevelt’s own Public Kitchen
Take a Chance: Monday Night Residencies in LA
It’s hours before R&B performer Tolliver takes the stage for the final night of his monthlong “Lazy Gays in Black Turtlenecks” residency, which he’s shared with singer and emcee Eddington Again. He’s one new jacket and one art installation away from being ready to perform for the first time with a backing string section. “We
Taika Waititi photographed at The Hollywood Roosevelt
The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director is a fashion superhero in his own right.
The Loving Somm, Lelañea Fulton talks wines and The Rosy Oyster
Lelañea Fulton is not someone who is easily missed in a crowded restaurant.
A Tribe Called Quest is timeless
Cue “Can I Kick It?”
Making as much noise as possible: An interview with Diplo
Diplo defies any common convention.
AFI Film Festival comes to Hollywood
The 13th annual film festival lights up Hollywood Boulevard November 10-17.
David Hockney’s visual autobiography has arrived
The magnum opus covers the famed artist’s illustrious career.
Eat your vegetables
Lucky Peach’s Power Vegetables! event includes cocktails from The Spare Room.
Condé Nast Traveler names The Hollywood Roosevelt as 2016 Reader’s Choice
This is the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which are considered among the most prestigious nods in the travel industry.
Raising the bar
The Hollywood Roosevelt now proudly stocks hand-crafted, premium cocktails by BTL SVC.
Nine astonishing premiere parties
Movie and television premieres might look like glamorous nights on the town, but the stars on the red carpet and everyone behind the scenes put in a lot of work to make them look like so much fun.
Halloween at The Hollywood Roosevelt
Halloween kicks off a few days early this year with a party at The Hollywood Roosevelt featuring a live performance by Big Sean on October 29th.
Sipping cocktails poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Tropicana
No this is not a fantasy.
Esquivel and The Spare Room will have you bowling in style
A new collaboration between the famed shoe designer and The Hollywood Roosevelt’s bowling speakeasy launches.
The Spare Room is crowned Bar of the Year
According to Time Out, Yael Vengroff and her talented crew are “having a bona fide moment in LA’s current cocktail climate.”